Rocky Nook Oysters ®

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Rocky Nook - Kingston Bay, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
3.75 inches | Limited - Year-round

Flavor Profile
Medium brine with silky meat and buttery sweet finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.7% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 10 ft. tidal range of nutrient-rich waters
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and silted tidal flats

Growout Method
2mm seed is upwelled in May and then placed in Vexar nursery bags until the fall. In October, they are planted directly on the tidal flats. Hand-picked at low tide or dragged during higher tides. Time to market: 1.5 to 2 years.